Most often used during the early stages of pregnancy.
Standard Ultrasound – Traditional ultrasound exam which uses a transducer over the abdomen to generate 2-D images of the developing fetus .
Fetal biometry is a measurement taken during a standard ultrasound.
There are basically seven different ultrasound exams, but the principle process is the same.
The different types of procedures include: Transvaginal Scans – Specially designed probe transducers are used inside the vagina to generate sonogram images.
It is to check that your baby is growing and developing normally.
Scans are usually performed by a doctors, midwives or radiographers who are specially trained in ultrasound, and are known as sonographers.
An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta.
Although the terms ultrasound and sonogram are technically different, they are used interchangeably and reference the same exam.
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Your doctor will estimate the size of your baby during standard ultrasounds.
Most women get one to three ultrasounds when they're pregnant.
Hard tissues such as bone reflect as white in the image, and soft tissues appear grey and speckled. Examples of ultrasonography you may see used during your pregnancy.